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Project acronym: StarDust

Project title: The Strategic Project on Trans-national Commercial Activities in Research & Innovation, Clusters and in SME-Networks

Application call: 3

Priority: 1. Fostering innovations

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Lead Partner:

VINNOVA
Master Samuelgatan 56
101 58 Stockholm
SE
Karin Nygård Skalman
E-mail: karin.nygardskalman@vinnova.se
Phone: +4684733068
Fax: +46 8 473 30 05

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Summary description of the project:

How to link strong research nodes, clusters and SME networks in the Baltic Sea region in order to jointly reach globally-leading innovation partnerships? How to use the high innovation potential of the region to address common societal challenges?

StarDust was designed to give answers to these questions. Besides the concrete testing of collaboration methods, policy implication should be drawn on how to foster innovation and growth in the BSR region? Lessons learned incorporate to the BSR Stars programme aiming on strengthening innovation policy capabilities on a macro-regional level.

StarDust was thus initiated with expected results in five main areas: (1) Establishing open innovation platforms for new innovation collaboration. (2) Developing and testing various user-driven innovation methods. (3) Strengthening capabilities and competencies for working with transnational innovation

innovation collaboration (on both policy and operational levels). (4) Increasing involvement, information flow and transnational collaboration and (5) Influencing financial instruments to support transnational collaboration.

The core of StarDust and the “testbed” are five transnational innovation partnerships: Active for Life, Clean Water, Comfort in Living, MarChain and Mobile Vikings. Each partnership brings together researchers, clusters, SME networks and public actors from different countries – combining different perspectives and areas of expertise ICT, maritime transport and logistics, clean technologies and wellbeing of elderly.

Over the course of the project, the five partnerships were complemented by a number of supporting activities: All partnerships have been developing individual Strategic Action Plans –

where they define their common vision and agenda, and create a “road map” for future operations reaching 2020 and beyond. Each partnership was trained on business models, storytelling, match-making, financial and entrepreneurial coaching to name a view. By the end the cross-sectorial consortia developed innovative solutions adressing the grande challenges the BSR faces, e.g. services for elderly or smarter maritime transport. Besides these concrete outputs, innovation capacities grew through the trained collaboration tools such as smart specialisation and user-driven innovation.

To reach these ambitious goals, public and private actors have to team up. StarDust mobilized therefore 35 partners supported by 43 associated partners from national, regional and local levels. This set of partners represents besides leading research, business and clusters organizations also all national ministries and innovation agencies in the ten Baltic Sea countries plus Norway and Iceland.


Achievements of the project so far:

IN FACTS AND FIGURES, more than 850 SME and MNEs have been engaged in the activities e.g. in match-making events or user-driven innovation camps. Among the companies have been Electrolux, Telia Sonera and ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems GmbH as well as Germnanischer Lloyd. Those contributed to the development of 35 new product concepts and prototypes, e.g. new furniture prototypes for elderly developed by the companies, students and researchers within Comfort in Living, or new personalised mobile guides for the tourism branch, which were developed by students and companies. The consortia realized in total 11.1 MEUR add-on investment.

SOME HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PROJECT RESULTS: The vision of Mobile Vikings is to further strengthen the BSR as an international leader in the development of mobile solutions. The cooperation leverages the established global position of the mobile industry within the BSR. The consortia exported successfully the DEMOLA model from Finland

a collaborative open innovation platform where students co-create new solutions to real-life problems of companies. DEMOLA was during StarDust established in Lithuania, Sweden and Latvia. Another outcome is the Business Roaming Agreement, which enables SMEs to use the cluster`s facilities abroad and gain access to each other’s networks and markets abroad.

Additional transnational funding tools were created such as the BSR Innovation Express, financially supporting clusters in their internationalization strategy for their member companies.

An other outcome are the tested and further developed collaboration tools: The platforms served as “testbed” to develop user-driven innovation and smart specialization methods. All tools proofed to be essential to raise commitment of partners, define a common vision and to identify unique collaboration opportunities between research organisations, enterprises and public sector.

ON THE POLICY LEVEL, STARDUST LED TO LONG-TERM POLICY IMPLICATION FOR

COLLABORATIONS IN TRANSNATIONAL INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP ON THE MACRO-REGIONAL LEVEL. The collaborations proofed, e.g. that the initiation of transnational innovation partnerships must built on strategic anchoring and longer-term commitment from home organisations and regional/national governments.

Using clusters was furthermore identified as key to mobilize companies and accelerate innovation activities. To provide process support was further acknowledged. All in all, the macro-regional policy frame provides an essential strategic context and operational motor.

First concrete policy steps were taken by launching calls to foster R&D projects (BONUS) and strengthening cluster organisation (BSR Innovation Express). Besides analysis were carried out contributing to understand better the innovation capacities in the BSR (BSR Innovation Monitor, Cluster Observatory).

All results and policy implications summarizes the publication “Stronger together” on www.bsrstars.se/stardust.



Project Duration: Sep 2010 - Dec 2013
Approximate total project budget in EUR: 6.549.220,00
ERDF co-financing: 4.933.980,00
ENPI co-financing: 0,00
Norwegian national contribution: 87.750,00

List of partners

VINNOVA
101 58 Stockholm | SWEDEN
Master Samuelgatan 56
Region: Stockholm
Contact person: Karin Nygård Skalman
Phone: +4684733068
E-mail: karin.nygardskalman@vinnova.se
Web: www.vinnova.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:1.951.150,00
ERDF co-financing:1.463.360,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Region Skane
211 22 Malmo | SWEDEN
Stortorget 9
Region: Sydsverige
Contact person: Lennart Svensson
Phone: +46705901216
E-mail: lennart.r.svensson@skane.se
Web: www.skane.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:94.250,00
ERDF co-financing:70.687,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Latvia Information Technologies Cluster
1010 Riga | LATVIA
11, Skolas Street
Region: Latvija
Contact person: Lilita Sparane
Phone: +37129180042
E-mail: lilita.sparane@itbaltic.com
Web: www.itbaltic.com
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:87.000,00
ERDF co-financing:73.950,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Innovation Norway
158 Oslo | NORWAY
Akersgata 13 Akersgata 13
Region: Oslo og Akershus
Contact person: Knut Senneseth
Phone: +4722002707
E-mail: knut.senneseth@invanor.no
Web: www.innovasjonnorge.no
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:175.500,00
ERDF co-financing:0,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:87.750,00
Ministry of Economy
1104 Vilnius | LITHUANIA
Gedimino ave 38/2
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Vilma Gaubaite
Phone: +37052619217
E-mail: Vilma.Gaubaite@ukmin.lt
Web: http://www.ukmin.lt
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:223.354,00
ERDF co-financing:189.850,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Latvian Investment and Development Agency
1442 1442 Riga | LATVIA
Perses Street 2
Region: Latvija
Contact person: Maris Elerts
Phone: +37167039410
E-mail: maris.elerts@liaa.gov.lv
Web: www.liaa.gov.lv
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:126.500,00
ERDF co-financing:107.525,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
WTSH - Business Development and Technology Transfer Coperation of Schleswig-Holstein
24103 Kiel | GERMANY
Lorentzendamm 24
Region: Schleswig-Holstein
Contact person: Ulrich Hausner
Phone: +4943166666850
E-mail: hausner@wtsh.de
Web: www.wtsh.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:184.750,00
ERDF co-financing:138.562,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Culminatum Innovation Oy LtD
2150 Espoo | FINLAND
Tekniikantie 12
Region: Etelä-Suomi
Contact person: Leena Silvennoinen
Phone: +358207619550
E-mail: Leena.Silvennoinen@culminatum.fi
Web: www.culminatum.fi
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:839.500,00
ERDF co-financing:629.625,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communication
15072 Tallinn | ESTONIA
Harju 11
Region: Eesti
Contact person: Sille Rossi
Phone: +3726256356
E-mail: Sille.Rossi@mkm.ee
Web: http://www.mkm.ee
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:30.500,00
ERDF co-financing:25.925,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Enterprise Estonia
10118 Tallinn | ESTONIA
Liivalaia 13-15
Region: Eesti
Contact person: Tiiu Evert
Phone: +3726279745
E-mail: tiiu.evert@eas.ee
Web: www.eas.ee
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:65.500,00
ERDF co-financing:55.675,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
FORA Research and analysis division, Danish Authority for Enterprise and Construction
2100 Copenhagen | DENMARK
Langelinie Allé 17
Region: Hovedstaden
Contact person: Charlotte Kjeldsen
Phone: +45 35 46 65 91
E-mail: ckj@ebst.dk
Web: www.foranet.dk
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:300.250,00
ERDF co-financing:225.187,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University
9920 Aalborg | DENMARK
Fredeik Bajers Vej tD2
Region: Nordjylland
Contact person: Ole Hejlesen
Phone: +4599409940
E-mail: okh@hst.aau.dk
Web: http://vbn.aau.dk/research/institut_for_sundhedsvidenskab_og_teknologi(499)/
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:33.550,00
ERDF co-financing:25.162,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
BioCon Valley of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
17489 Dreiswald | GERMANY
Walther Rathenau Strasse 49a
Region: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Contact person: Heinriich Cuypers
Phone: +493834515-108
E-mail: hc@bcv.org
Web: www.bcv.org
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:89.250,00
ERDF co-financing:66.937,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Community Building Consultants
11341 Vilnius | LITHUANIA
Paupio 23-1
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Agne Norkeviciute
Phone: +37062046510
E-mail: sn.agne@gmail.com
Web: Not available
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:89.250,00
ERDF co-financing:75.862,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
New Tools for Health
58112 Linköping | SWEDEN
Box 1224
Region: Östra Mellansverige
Contact person: Anders Carlsson
Phone: +46705388908
E-mail: anders.carlsson@halsansnyaverktyg.se
Web: not Available
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:131.950,00
ERDF co-financing:98.962,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Estonian Maritime Academy
11712 Tallinn | ESTONIA
Kopli 101
Region: Eesti
Contact person: Paivo Portsmuth
Phone: +372 6135 548
E-mail: raivoportsmuth@gmail.com
Web: Not available
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:87.000,00
ERDF co-financing:73.950,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Turku University
20014 Turun yliopisto | FINLAND
Joukahaisenkatu 3-5
Region: Etelä-Suomi
Contact person: Anttti Saurama , tapio.karvonen
Phone: +35822813341
E-mail: antti.saurama@utu.fi and tapio.karvonen@utu.fi
Web: http://mkk.utu.fi
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:87.000,00
ERDF co-financing:65.250,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Klaipeda Science and Technology Park
92294 Klaipeda | LITHUANIA
H. Manto g. 84
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Andrius Sutnikas
Phone: +37046310463
E-mail: roma.stubriene@kmtp.lt
Web: not available
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:134.750,00
ERDF co-financing:114.537,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Maritime Academy Gdynia
81-225 Gdynia | POLAND
Marska 83-87
Region: Pomorskie
Contact person: Marek Grzybowski
Phone: ++48586901-235
E-mail: marekg@am.gdynia.pl
Web: www.am.gdynia.pl
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:41.000,00
ERDF co-financing:34.850,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Swedish Maritime Forum
45150 Uddevalla | SWEDEN
Museokatu 2
Region: Västsverige
Contact person: Patrick Westdahl
Phone: +4652219932
E-mail: patric@smtf.se
Web: not available
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:24.349,00
ERDF co-financing:18.262,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Lahti Region Development Company LADEC Ltd
15140 Lahti | FINLAND
Niemenkatu 73
Region: Länsi-Suomi
Contact person: Kilpi-Koski Johanna
Phone: +358 3 8114 11
E-mail: Johanna Kilpi-Koski
Web: www.ladec.fi
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:189.250,00
ERDF co-financing:141.937,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Institute of Oceanology of Polish Academy of Sciences
81-712 Sopot | POLAND
Powstancow Warszawy 55
Region: Pomorskie
Contact person: Miroslaw Darecki
Phone: +48 58 731 18 18
E-mail: darecki@iopan.gda.pl
Web: Not available
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:91.500,00
ERDF co-financing:77.775,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Sustainable Sweden Southeast AB
392 36 Kalmar | SWEDEN
Gröndalsvägen 19B
Region: Småland med öarna
Contact person: Ann-Christin Bayard
Phone: +46480491525
E-mail: info@sustainable-sweden.se
Web: www.sustainable-sweden.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:107.000,00
ERDF co-financing:80.250,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Kaunas University of Technology
44239 Kaunas | LITHUANIA
K. Donelaicio str. 73
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Jolanta Dvarioniené
Phone: +37037300003
E-mail: Jolanta.Dvarioniene@ktu.lt
Web: http://en.ktu.lt/
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:91.500,00
ERDF co-financing:77.775,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Art Academy of Latvia
1867 Riga | LATVIA
13 Kalpaka boulv.
Region: Latvija
Contact person: Aija Freimane
Phone: + 371 22303221
E-mail: aija.freimane@lma.lv
Web: http://www.lma.lv/index.php?parent=1
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:91.500,00
ERDF co-financing:77.775,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Business cooperation Center of Southern Lithuania (Coordinator of Modern House Creation Cluster)
62141 Alytus | LITHUANIA
Rotuses a 16-220
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Aldona Matukiene
Phone: +37031574002
E-mail: plvkc@aktv.lt
Web: Not available
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:91.500,00
ERDF co-financing:77.775,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
The Faculty of Wood Technology, Poznan University of Life Science
60-637 Poznan | POLAND
ul. Wojska Polskiego 28
Region: Wielkopolskie
Contact person: Beate Fabisiak
Phone: +48606524021
E-mail: beatafab@up.poznan.pl
Web: http://en.puls.edu.pl/
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:91.500,00
ERDF co-financing:77.775,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
IDC West Sweden AB
541 23 Skovde | SWEDEN
Kanikegrand 3B
Region: Västsverige
Contact person: Thomas Nilsson
Phone: +46500502501
E-mail: thomas@idcwestsweden.se
Web: not available
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:197.167,00
ERDF co-financing:147.875,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Mobile Heights
211 19 Malmö | SWEDEN
Anckargripsgatan 3
Region: Sydsverige
Contact person: Helene Vogelmann
Phone: +46 734 23 87 29
E-mail: helene.vogelmann@mobileheights.org
Web: http://www.mobileheights.org/index.29---3.html
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:266.500,00
ERDF co-financing:199.875,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
HERMIA, Competence Cluster for Ubiquitous Computing
33720 Tampara | FINLAND
Hermiankatu 1
Region: Länsi-Suomi
Contact person: Kirsi Lindfors
Phone: +358 400 567 575
E-mail: kirsi.lindfors@hermia.fi
Web: http://www.hermia.fi/
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:87.000,00
ERDF co-financing:65.250,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Visorial Information Technology
8412 Vilnius | LITHUANIA
Akademijos g. 2
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Andrius Pleckaitis
Phone: +37052109256
E-mail: infoklasteris@vitp.lt
Web: www.nsstp.lt/en
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:87.000,00
ERDF co-financing:73.950,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Latvian Logistics Association
1010 Riga | LATVIA
Skolas Iea 21-605
Region: Latvija
Contact person: Andris Spulis
Phone: +37129203528
E-mail: andris.spulis@lla.lv
Web: http://www.lla.lv/?sadid=5
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:87.000,00
ERDF co-financing:73.950,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology
1108 Vilnius | LITHUANIA
A.Gostauto str. 12-219
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Birutė Bukauskaitė
Phone: +370 52 644 708
E-mail: tpa@tpa.lt
Web: Not available
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:20.500,00
ERDF co-financing:17.425,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Cluster 55, Lund University
SE-22100 Lund | SWEDEN
PO Box 117
Region: Sydsverige
Contact person: Philip Stankovski
Phone: + 46 46 222 7147
E-mail: philip.stankovski@oresundit.org
Web: http://cluster55.org/
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:87.000,00
ERDF co-financing:65.250,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden
50115 Borås | SWEDEN
Box 857
Region: Västsverige
Contact person: Kerstin Hindrum
Phone:
E-mail: Kerstin.Hindrum@sp.se
Web: www.sp.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:110.282,00
ERDF co-financing:82.711,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Machine Technology Center Turku Ltd
20520 Turku | FINLAND
Lemminkäisenkatu 28
Region: Etelä-Suomi
Contact person: Mrs Mervi Pitkänen
Phone: 0405 353066
E-mail: mervi.pitkanen@koneteknologiakeskus.fi
Web: http://koneteknologiakeskus.fi/content/en/1/5/Home.html
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:56.666,00
ERDF co-financing:42.499,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00